Public school enrollment

School year

Students

2002-03

67,522

2001-02

68,449

2000-01

68,925

1999-2000

70,762

1998-99

71,889

1997-98

77,111

Bird sightings

Oct. 24-26, Brant, between the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and the Potomac River

Oct. 30, Ovenbird, Mary Ripley Garden, Smithsonian Institution

Foreign-born population

Increase between 1990 and 2000 -- 25 percent

Total population -- 13 percent

Entered United States between 1990 and 2000 -- 51 percent

Arrived from Latin America -- 50.4 percent

Arrived from Europe -- 17.6 percent

Arrived from Asia -- 17 percent

Arrived from Africa -- 12.5 percent

Libraries

Closed until Feb. 3:

Capitol View, 5001 Central Ave. NE

Southwest, 900 Wesley Pl. SW

West End, 1101 24th St. NW

Homicides through Nov. 19

2002 -- 231

2001 -- 203

Water

Potomac River flow at Little Falls Dam, one mile upstream from the District line:

Nov. 9, 2001 -- 606 cubic feet per second

Nov. 19, 2002 -- 28,699 cubic feet per second

SOURCES: D.C. public schools; Voice of the

Naturalist, Audubon Naturalist Society; U.S.

Census; D.C. public library; D.C. police

department; U.S. Geological Survey.

The water flow at Little Falls, shown in 1999, is up markedly this year. Birders spotted a brant a few weeks ago between the Roosevelt Memorial, left, and the Potomac River.